María Teresa Daza

María Teresa Daza
Universidad de Almería | UAL · Department of Psychology

PhD Psychology

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Background Positive symptoms of schizophrenia are associated with significant difficulties in daily functioning, and these difficulties have been associated with impaired executive functions (EEFF). However, specific cognitive and socio-emotional executive deficits have not been fully established. Objective The present study has several objectives...
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We examine the developmental changes in Executive functions (EFs) throughout late childhood and how the contextual factor of classroom methodology mediates such changes. Using data collected from fifty-three pupils at two time points (between the 5th and 6th grades of Primary School) we observed the longitudinal development of cool (Working Memory...
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The EB Battery has been designed to evaluate the components of the cognitive and socio-emotional executive functions (EFs). Specifically, this battery includes 8 tasks which evaluate: (1) Inhibition of prepotent responses; (2) Suppression of interference; (3) Updating of working memory; (4) Set-shifting ability; (5) Delay of gratification; (6) Deci...
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This study aimed to analyze one of the critical components of inhibitory control—the ability to suppress interference—in deaf and hearing children and to investigate the mediating role of language skills in this central component of executive functions. To this end, a crosssectional study was carried outwith 40 deaf children with and without cochle...
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Previous studies on the development of executive functions (EFs) in middle childhood have traditionally focused on cognitive, or “cool,” EFs: working memory, inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility. However, knowledge of the development of socio-emotional, or “hot,” EFs, such as delay of gratification, decision-making and theory of mind, is mo...
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The present study had three main aims: (1) to explore the possible relationships between the two dimensions of negative symptoms (NS) with the three frontal behavioral syndromes (dorsolateral, orbitofrontal and the anterior or mesial cingulate circuit) in patients with schizophrenia; (2) to determine the influence of sociodemographic and clinical v...
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Affect intensity (AI) refers to individual differences in the intensity with which people subjectively experience emotions. High AI is an aspect of emotion dysregulation that is present in a variety of mood and anxiety disorders. The present study evaluates the functioning of attentional networks (alerting, orienting, and executive control) for non...
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The present study had two main aims: (1) to determine whether deaf children show higher rates of key behaviors of ADHD (inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive behaviors) and of Conduct Disorder—CD—(disruptive, aggressive, or antisocial behaviors) than hearing children, also examining whether the frequency of these behaviors in deaf children varied...
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The objectives of the present study were to investigate whether students' creative thinking can be enhanced through a structured program of reading and writing activities in the context of a cooperative learning classroom, and to test for a possible correlation between improvements in creative thinking and improvements in academic performance. Sixt...
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Studies in cognitive neuroscience have shown that education practices can affect the development of executive functions (EF) in young children, although there is very little evidence on young preschool children. The present study aims to provide support for this endeavor, and consists of a quasi-experimental design with one-group pre-test/post-test...
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The objective was to examine the connection of the personal, social and family context, educational variables with the levels of anxiety, subjective psychological well-being and self-esteem in a sample of 61 parents of blind children. Results suggest that parents present less anxiety when they have only one child, possess a technical degree, receiv...
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The aim of this work was to examine family well-being in a sample of Spanish families with blind children. Sixty-one participants reported their perceived economic status, the level of job satisfaction, and state-anxiety symptoms. The participants of our study scored higher on state-anxiety and lower on material well-being than the normative sample...
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The main aim of this study was to examine the relationship between language skills (vocabulary knowledge and phonological awareness), nonverbal cognitive processes (attention, memory and executive functions) and reading comprehension in deaf children. Participants were thirty prelingually deaf children (10.7 ± 1.6 years old; 18 boys, 12 girls), who...
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In this study, the relation between levels of anxiety, self-esteem and subjective psychological well-being is analyzed in a Spanish sample of 28 fathers and 33 mothers of blind children. The results reveal a positive correlation between subjective psychological well-being and self-esteem, and a negative correlation between anxiety and subjective ps...
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ABSTRACT One of the most complicated aspects of caring for patients with dementia is dementia-driven wandering due to its adverse ramifications. We report a case of an 80-year-old man who had been previously diagnosed with dementia (with a score of 6 on the Reisberg Global Deterioration Scale - GDS). The patient went to an Adult Day Care Center on...
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As the web is expanding and the underlying technologies are evolving, so does the way in which users interact with the web applications. It is becoming increasingly clear that web applications must be adapted to the specific characteristics of each user, resulting in what is known as Adaptive Web Applications. An obvious fact is that there is no a...
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Although visual functions have been proposed to be enhanced in deaf individuals, empirical studies have not yet established clear evidence on this issue. The present study aimed to determine whether deaf children with diverse communication modes had superior visual memory and whether their performance was improved by the use of differential outcome...
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Since the proposal of the well-known Apriori algorithm and the subsequent establishment of the area known as Frequent Itemset Mining, most of the scientific contribution of the data mining area have been focused on the study of methods that improve its efficiency and its applicability in new domains. The interest in the extraction of this sort of p...
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Introducción. Recientemente se ha desarrollado una batería de pruebas neuropsicológicas que pueden ser aplicadas en niños sordos de diferente edad e independientemente de cuál sea su sistema de comunicación (Oral vs. LSE). La batería está formada por 9 tareas informatizadas que exploran: nivel de vocabulario receptivo, atención selectiva, habilidad...
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ResumenLas funciones ejecutivas se refieren a un conjunto de procesos cognitivos de orden superior que nos permiten participar en comportamientos independientes, intencionados y autodirigidos, y son un componente importante de la capacidad de encajar socialmente. Sin embargo, en pacientes con enfermedad mental grave (SMI), en el que las principales...
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In this work we present the architecture of an special sort of software capable of changing its presentation depending on the behavior of a particular user. Although the proposed solution is applicable as the base of a general adaptive application, we want to expose the peculiarities of the model designed specifically to work in a special domain, t...
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ConseCuenCias de la afasia infantil adquirida en el síndrome de Landau-KLeffner RESUMEN El síndrome de Landau-Kleffner (SLK) consiste en la asociación de alteraciones en el electroencefalograma, afasia adquirida y epilepsia. Suele aparecer en niños de entre 3 y 7 años con un desarrollo previo normal; y se caracteriza por la pérdida gradual o repent...
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The present research examines the semantic priming effects of a centrally presented single prime word to which participants were instructed to either "attend and remember" or "ignore". The prime word was followed by a central probe target on which the participants made a lexical decision task. The main variables manipulated across experiments were...
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The present research was aimed to reply and extend several recent findings showing qualitatively different behavioral effects produced by words perceived with vs. without awareness. Participants made a semantic categorization task on a target that was preceded by a prime word belonging either to the same (20% of trials) or to a different category (...
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Participants performed a semantic categorization task on a target that was preceded by a prime word belonging either to the same category (20% of trials) or to a different category (80% of trials). The prime was presented for 33 msec and followed either immediately or after a delay by a pattern mask. With the immediate mask, reaction times (RTs) we...
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Introduction. In clinical and education environments, it is usual to assess attention skills through standardised tests. Because the concept of attention is rather vague, this study at-tempts to evaluate relationships between some of those tests and executive attention such as it is conceptualized in recent cognitive neuroscience approaches. Method...
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In the present research, we examined the influence of prime-target stimulus onset asynchrony (SOA) on Stroop-priming effects from masked words. Participants indicated the color of a central target, which was preceded by a 33-msec prime word followed either immediately or after a variable delay by a pattern mask. The prime word was incongruent or co...
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The present paper is focused on the issue of Latent Inhibition (IL) effect in humans. Firstly we examine the most relevant traditional investigation, which have used different experimental paradigms of Classical Conditioning and Instrumental Conditioning to study the conditions that produce LI in humans, putting forward some of their conceptual and...
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El presente artículo ofrece una revisión crítica de los procedimientos experimentales utilizados para estudiar el fenómeno de Inhibición Latente (IL) en humanos. En primer lugar, se exponen las investigaciones tradicionales más relevantes en las que se han empleando distintos paradigmas experimentales de condicionamiento clásico y condicionamiento...

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Con el presente proyecto pretendemos demostrar la eficacia de un programa de entrenamiento multimodal para potenciar la utilización de una ruta alternativa de lectura basada en los aspectos multimodales del lenguaje. Concretamente, con este proyecto pretendemos demostrar que en un grupo de niños sordos de entre 7 y 10 años, el entrenamiento sistemático con un programa de tareas que implican utilizar, manejar y asociar información multimodal del lenguaje (v.g. lectura labial, información visual y táctil derivada de la ortografía, retroalimentación cenestésica asociada con los movimientos del habla y la dactilología), incrementa significativamente la implicación de la “recodificación fonológica-multimodal” en la lectura (medida ésta a través del efecto de pseudohomofonía), en comparación con un grupo de niños equiparable que recibe un entrenamiento no-multimodal (grupo control). Si tal y como esperamos, nuestro programa de entrenamiento multimodal resulta eficaz para potenciar el uso de esta ruta alternativa a través de la recodificación “fonológica-multimodal”, el proceso de aprendizaje de la lectura se verá facilitado en estos niños. Por lo tanto, los efectos a más largo plazo de este entrenamiento, deberían traducirse en un mayor nivel de competencia lectora, en comparación con los niños que no recibieron el entrenamiento multimodal.
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Short description: "Temporal Case-Based Reasoning in Ambient Assisting Living for the Health Risk Detection of Elderly People Living Alone. Alzheimer and Frontotemporal Dementia Prospecting" Descripción breve: "Sistema de Inteligencia Ambiental Basado en CBR Temporal para Detección de Riesgos de Salud para Ancianos que Viven Solos:Prospección en el Alzheimer y Demencia Fronto Temporal"